Hughes Lab

Islet Cilia Research

What’s new:

Our Lab

The Hughes lab at Washington University studies the primary cilium, a cellular antenna that organizes sensory and signaling function. We seek to understand how cilia actions in the pancreatic islet contribute to glucose and metabolic homeostasis.

In this lab we believe in: 

  • scientific integrity
  • work-life balance
  • supporting each other
  • good food
  • the Oxford comma

Contact Us

(314) 362-7878,

Physical address:

Hughes Lab, 815 Southwest Tower, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Shipping address:

Washington University IM/Endo Metabolism – Hughes Lab, 4523 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 


Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research

Department of Cell Biology & Physiology

Washington University Diabetes Research Center